The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Junior in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 181 186 172
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 77 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.64% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 24
Average daily rate
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£200 £138 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -46.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £103 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £263 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £210 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.13 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £10.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £79.00 £94.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +7.40%
Junior
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8841 8077 6850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.56% 91.36% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4729 4304 3263
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 457 576
Average hourly rate £17.40 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Junior in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Junior across the South East region.

Junior Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior across the South East region.

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Junior
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Junior Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Junior
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +4 26 £191 +52.40% 15
East Sussex - 12 £75 - 9
Oxfordshire -12 10 £200 +60.00% 13
Hampshire -9 9 £263 +53.95% 10
Surrey +2 7 £238 +5.55% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 6 - - 4
Kent -4 3 £125 - 4
West Sussex -20 3 £148 +28.26% 5
Middlesex 0 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Home Counties - - - -
Junior
England

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title.

1 42 (28.38%) Project Management
2 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
3 23 (15.54%) Degree
4 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
4 20 (13.51%) MS Office
5 19 (12.84%) HTML
5 19 (12.84%) SQL
5 19 (12.84%) MS Excel
6 17 (11.49%) CSS
7 15 (10.14%) PRINCE2
7 15 (10.14%) MS Project
8 14 (9.46%) .NET
8 14 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
9 13 (8.78%) Windows
9 13 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (8.11%) Computer Science
11 10 (6.76%) Project Planning
11 10 (6.76%) MS Visio
11 10 (6.76%) HTML5
12 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
12 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
12 9 (6.08%) Adobe
12 9 (6.08%) PHP
12 9 (6.08%) Oracle
12 9 (6.08%) Photoshop
12 9 (6.08%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (5.41%) Finance
13 8 (5.41%) Migration
13 8 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.73%) IIS
2 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.35%) CMS
2 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (13.51%) MS Office
2 19 (12.84%) MS Excel
3 15 (10.14%) MS Project
4 10 (6.76%) MS Visio
5 9 (6.08%) Photoshop
5 9 (6.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (5.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (4.05%) InDesign
8 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.68%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) SAN
2 5 (3.38%) Firewall
3 4 (2.70%) Network Security
4 3 (2.03%) NAS
4 3 (2.03%) Internet
4 3 (2.03%) LAN
5 2 (1.35%) VPN
5 2 (1.35%) SSL
5 2 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.68%) ATM
6 1 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.38%) MySQL
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Subversion
2 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.35%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.68%) Gradle
5 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) UltraEdit
5 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.41%) Finance
3 6 (4.05%) Marketing
4 5 (3.38%) Retail
5 4 (2.70%) Legal
6 3 (2.03%) Law
6 3 (2.03%) Electronics
7 2 (1.35%) Billing
7 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.84%) HTML
2 17 (11.49%) CSS
3 14 (9.46%) .NET
4 10 (6.76%) HTML5
5 8 (5.41%) CSS3
6 5 (3.38%) XML
6 5 (3.38%) jQuery
7 4 (2.70%) Ajax
7 4 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (2.03%) Web Services
8 3 (2.03%) XSLT
9 2 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.35%) Ext JS
9 2 (1.35%) Symfony
9 2 (1.35%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (1.35%) FuelPHP
9 2 (1.35%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (1.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.38%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.38%) PDA
4 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.35%) PMI
4 2 (1.35%) NHS
4 2 (1.35%) DTV
4 2 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.35%) Open Source
4 2 (1.35%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.68%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.78%) Windows
2 5 (3.38%) Linux
3 4 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.35%) UNIX
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.38%) Project Management
2 15 (10.14%) PRINCE2
3 14 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (6.76%) Project Planning
5 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
6 8 (5.41%) Migration
6 8 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.73%) MVC
7 7 (4.73%) ITIL
7 7 (4.73%) CRM
7 7 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.38%) Software Testing
8 5 (3.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.38%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.38%) Time Management
8 5 (3.38%) Data Analysis
8 5 (3.38%) Scrum
9 4 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.70%) PRINCE
9 4 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.84%) SQL
2 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.08%) PHP
4 8 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.73%) C#
6 4 (2.70%) Java
6 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.70%) VB
7 3 (2.03%) C
8 2 (1.35%) C++
8 2 (1.35%) VBScript
8 2 (1.35%) Perl
8 2 (1.35%) Python
8 2 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (15.54%) Degree
2 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.70%) VCP4
6 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.35%) PMP
6 2 (1.35%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) ACCA
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) SLA
3 3 (2.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.68%) GCP
4 1 (0.68%) GAAP
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.08%) Adobe
2 9 (6.08%) Oracle
3 6 (4.05%) Apple
4 5 (3.38%) VMware
5 4 (2.70%) SAP
5 4 (2.70%) Juniper
5 4 (2.70%) HP
6 3 (2.03%) BMC
6 3 (2.03%) Cisco
6 3 (2.03%) Remedy
7 2 (1.35%) McAfee
7 2 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.68%) Primavera
8 1 (0.68%) AppSense
8 1 (0.68%) Google
8 1 (0.68%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.68%) EMC
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